Highmoor week commencing 21st October

Date: 25th Oct 2019 @ 9:51am

The half term holidays are here! We have packed so much learning and fun into this half term and we are now ready for the break. 

In maths this week we have been adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and 100 using our mental maths skills. We then moved on to adding and subtracting near multiples of 10 and 100 and drew empty number lines to help. We solved word problems using these skills. 

We looked at the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae in history and used our literacy skills to find the information we needed from websites. We also  investigated why and how Stonehenge was built. We had lots of good debate around this and finally got to build our own models from play doh. It was great fun! 

In science we were learning about the water cycle. We drew and labelled diagrams, did some drama to act it out and wrote an explanation text. 

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? After all the planning and predicting  of how our designs would turn out, the children were thrilled to be able to see their tie dyed bags for the first time this week. Like the children themselves, each one was totally different. A wide variety of colour and pattern and some surprises along the way. Nobody chose to dye their fabric green in fact there was no green dye to use. A great way to once again think about what happens when colours mix.In this case of course blue and yellow dye that had seeped together during the process. We have now evaluated our work and will soon enjoy seeing them on display.

In music this week we were working with our Viking rhythms to put together our own two part Viking chants! We had to select rhythms made from minims, crotchets and quavers, put together the parts and then practise ready for a performance to the class. 

There are no spellings or homework over the holiday but do try and do some times table practise, it will really help. 

Have a great half term everyone. 

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